Category Archives: Patient Engagement

Notes from the Hotspotters: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Originally posted November 18, 2014 By Eliza Hutchinson“There was one time when I wasn’t here for seven months in a row,” “Pam” told me. I sat with Pam in her third floor hospital room – the floor on which she always … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Teams Learn PCMH Principles, Improve Diabetes Care at LSU

Medical, nursing, pharmacy, and social work students were brought together in an innovative interprofessional training program at Louisiana State University School of Medicine to deliver diabetes care in a patient-centered medical home model. The research project benefited both patients and … Continue reading

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VCU Student-Led Hot Spotting Team Chosen for Interprofessional Collaborative

By Sarah L. Sonies Patients who frequent emergency rooms, earning miles as hospital “frequent fliers,” have left care teams looking to better understand the social determinants that cause their frequent hospital admissions. A five-student team from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) … Continue reading

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The System Under Stress: Testing the Physician-Patient Relationship

By Sagar Patel, MD; Arush Singh, MD; and Sachin H. Jain, MD Authors’ Note: This piece focuses on the VA Health Care System.  Thousands of medical students and residents rotate to the VA and as such it is one of … Continue reading

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From “Patient-Centered” to “Relationship-Centered” Care at Cleveland Clinic

In the June 2014 issue of Harvard Business Review, Cleveland Clinic CEO Toby Cosgrove and co-author Thomas H. Lee wrote that, to engage doctors in the health care revolution, we must start with their relationship with patients. “[G]et physicians thinking about … Continue reading

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Patient Voice Institute Prepares Patients for Their Seat at the Table

By Jennifer J. Salopek Patient engagement. Patient-centered care. Patient empowerment. E-Patients. Relationship-centered care. All of these phrases and more have featured prominently in the health care conversation since the passage of the Affordable Care Act. While there is no doubt … Continue reading

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Train the Next Generation of Doctors to Take Housing and Hunger Vital Signs

By Megan Sandel, MD, MPH Early in my residency, a young girl was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for a severe asthma attack. We were puzzled; her asthma was previously well controlled. But a single piece of vital information … Continue reading

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“Just Like Me:” Patient-Centered Care in Johns Hopkins ICU

By Peter Pronovost, MD Originally posted June 2, 2014 Recently in one of The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s intensive care units, a patient was dying from cancer and sepsis, and there was nothing that I, nurse Mandy Schwartz or anyone else … Continue reading

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